As a precursor to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP27, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) in partnership with other Civil Society Organisations convened the Arts for Climate. The Art for Climate was part of activities for the African Climate Caravan taking place in 28 African countries.
Climate change has had a substantial effect on Nigeria over the past few decades. An increase in temperatures, droughts, a reduction in biodiversity, unpredictable rainfall, etc. are examples of present problems. The floods that wreaked havoc on portions of Nigeria this year are the worst in a decade; more than one million people were left homeless, and 600 people died. In addition to other states, the floods in Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Lagos, Kano, Adamawa, Jigawa, Benue, and Borno submerged homes, important roadways, and farms.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It poses threats to all aspects of life from gender , health, safety to national and global stability of millions of people across the globe. With the just concluded COP27 climate negotiations and it’s cover text on loss and damage fund which leaves activists with uncertainty on when the fund will be put in the basket, activists are back into action for the year 2023.
Today, artists, musicians, poets, community members, and climate activists in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are joining forces to raise awareness of the dangers of oil exploration in Virunga National park.
The people of Faith are showing their commitment to raise the voices of communities and victims of the climate crisis in Kenya and Africa. The office of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Franciscans has gathered 600 participants from different Faiths and schools in a Conference that turned to be global due to the launching of the new Film from Vatican The Letter.
On Saturday 15Oct 2022, the Film became an excellent tool to engage with various stakeholders. Most importantly, the Member of Parliament Honorable Felix Oduor known as Jalango responded to our invitation and made a commitment to support our journey on mitigating climate change effects and give support on the Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation the Star news.
The Global Initiative for Food Security Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), Coal Free Nigeria and 350Africa.org on Wednesday, called for urgent intervention to mitigate environmental crisis across the country.
The Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr Michael Terungwa, made the call at a three-day workshop organised by the NGOs in Abuja.
Delivering his national statement at COP26 Leaders’ Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, the President said that – attaining national and global climate change goals would require adequate and sustained technical and financial support to developing countries.
On April 27th, our partners in Sendou/Bargny reiterated their opposition to the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank (FMO), one of the financiers of the controversial coal power plant project in Senegal.